The Graystone Mansion at the corner of N Williams Street and 18th Ave is currently in the process of demolition to make way for 11 luxury townhome units.
The 9,166 square foot mansion was built by David Seerie in 1893. David Seerie was a partner in the construction company Geddis & Seerie, famous for constructing Denver's Capitol building, The Brown Palace Hotel and the Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church.
Considering the notoriety of the builders, we wonder why this building was missed on the historical landmark list.
With no historical designation, the current owners have every right to tear down and do what they wish with the property.
This mansion was home to a handful of different families until it was converted into office space by J & K Construction Company.
The property was bought by Vesta Residential in December 2021 for an undisclosed amount.
Vesta Residential is a Colorado based developer with multifamily projects in Sloans Lake, Centennial and Washington Park to name a few.
Since the property is zoned G-MX-3, Vesta can construct townhomes up to three stories as of right without having to go though the drawn out zoning change process.
Vesta is proposing to construct 11, 3-story luxury townhomes with the addresses of 1725, 1735, 1755 E 18th Ave and 1801, 1803, 1805, 1807, 1809, 1811, 1817, 1819 N Williams Street.
Unfortunately, we were unable to uncover the bedroom and bathroom count.
These luxury townhomes will be constructed simultaneously with 10 townhomes at the opposite corner at 1776 Williams street
We're happy to see more housing units coming on-line to combat the housing crisis, however we hate to see older buildings with character be demolished. Do you think this building should of been preserved?